Officials in Michigan Looking to Improve Senior Care Services

On October 16th, a public meeting was held at the Upper Peninsula Commission for Area Progress.  The meeting focused on concerns regarding senior care in the area.  Specifically, the discussion dealt with the difficulty in attracting and retaining senior care workers at senior centers and senior meal programs.

The meeting was called for and coordinated by the Michigan Commission on Services to the Aging to make sure any shortcomings that might arise with the increase of senior population are taken care of now.

This coincides with other national stories with the same perspective, trying to accommodate concerns of a senior population that is only expected to grow in the coming years.

Another topic discussed at the meeting was about the lack of senior transportation options for rural-living senior residents of the Upper Peninsula.

The Daily Press reported that the UPCAP be recognized as a Michigan Community for a Lifetime.  This program recognizes certain regions that are actively looking to improve services to their senior residents.  City features like urban walkability, health care, housing and transportation.


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